Nopetro, a leading compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure provider in Florida, announced the grand opening of the nation’s largest public/private compressed natural gas fueling facility in Orlando.
The facility, located at the intersection of John Young Parkway and LYNX Lane, is part of a public-private partnership (P3) with the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX). The six-acre facility includes five CNG dispensers with the capacity to distribute 40 gallons per minute. Two stations are located there – a private station for LYNX, and a second station open to the public.
The P3 also included providing environmentally sustainable upgrades to LYNX’s existing maintenance facility, as well as coordinating the conversion of the existing public bus fleet to CNG vehicles.
As part of the P3 agreement, Nopetro built the CNG fueling station and upgraded the maintenance facility. The fueling facility is completely privately funded, a rarity for this level of infrastructure investment, and also includes a shared-revenue component with the regional bus service. Another integral partner in making this unique facility a reality was TECO Peoples Gas, which brought the natural gas utility service to the project.
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